Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2017 Archive

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Computer-assisted language learning

18 October 2017

A Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation seminar.

This exploratory review brings together research that investigates computer-assisted language learning (CALL), and research in the field of learning design, paying particular attention to the theoretical frameworks and approaches of design for learning. Attempts to connect the two fields stem from two critical foci and commitments of design for learning:

  • The contemporary learning context, which has become increasingly learner-centered and technology-rich.
  • The learning process, which is now widely recognised and accepted, constantly evolving, configurative, dynamic and complex.

Design for learning asserts that technology-enhanced learning could only be partly designed; the other part – the learning process – is emerging and created through the actions of participants in the learning networks. Therefore, the ecology and architecture of a learning network become the focus of investigation. Guest presenter Susan Sun will outline a preliminarily synthesis of the two fields, which signals potential synergies. She will argue that design for learning, which is grounded in the contemporary theories of learning, merits being seriously looked at by CALL researchers and practitioners; the synergies will broaden the understanding of CALL and strengthen its design.

Event details

  • When: 11.30am–1pm

  • Where: Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
    Education Building A35
    Click image for interactive map.

  • Cost: Free

  • RSVP: Not necessary

  • Contact: Ling Wu
    T: +61 8627 5770
    E: ling.wu@sydney.edu.au

  • More info: Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch to eat during the event.

  • Speaker: Susan Sun is a senior lecturer in the School of Language and Culture at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. She is also a part-time PhD student at the Faculty of Education and Social Work, the University of Sydney, under the supervision of Professor Peter Goodyear. Her current research focuses on designing for fully online language learning.

Computer-assisted language learning

Where Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
Education Building A35
Click image for interactive map.

When

18 October 2017


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